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Anti-depressants. Do you really need them? A better way to break out of depression is the natural way.
It was reported recently that 1 in 10 US adults take antidepressants. When I read that I was very sad. What made my mood worse was when I read that less than a third of the people taking antidepressants have actually been to a mental health professional in the past twelve months.
The truth of the matter is that the majority of people taking antidepressants do not need them.
White women constitute the biggest group of people taking antidepressants. 400% more white women are taking antidepressants now as compared to in the early 90s. It isn’t that there are that many more people with depression. It’s simply that anti-depressants are now seen as the “Go to” solution for depression. And that despite all the placebo research that completely destroys the integrity of the pharmaceutical industry.
I’m not a doctor, but I do know what it is like to experience depression. . . don’t we all?
We all suffer from feelings of depression from time to time. It seems it doesn’t take much to leave us feeling depressed. Not exercising. Unhealthy diets. Screen addiction. These are all causes of depression. And there are simple and healthy solutions.
Let’s put away the anti-depressants and get back to the natural way.
How to break out of depression naturally
1: Go to a counselor: There is no shame in going to a counslor for depression. In fact, there’s plenty to be proud about about going to a counselor – at least you are facing your problems and trying to overcome them, that’s a lot better than ignoring the issue.
A counselor can advise you on options for handling depression. Just talking about depression can help you a lot. It will make you see that there are solutions and that there are ways to beat depression.
If you don’t want to see a counselor then talk to friends and family.
But here I am presuming that you are the one with depression. If, instead, you are trying to help someone with depression, read this. It will help you to help them.
Walking is immensely relaxing. In fact, doctors in Europe actually prescribe walking as a treatment for depression!
Doing some gentle exercise somewhere relaxing out in nature gives your body and mind a chance to heal. You can also see that the natural world has its own ups and downs too. There are times when the world is joyful—like in Spring—and times when it is in hibernating, like in winter. It is all a cycle, as is depression. Depression will eventually lead back to happiness, just as winter becomes spring.
One of the absolute best treatments for depression is to practice Zen Walking Meditation. Now that’s a tip your doctor would never give you, right? But trust me, it’s one of the best things for depression. I’ve put together a guide to doing Zen Walking Meditation to help you out. Take a look.
3: Sunshine on a rainy day:
It wasn’t that long ago that Vitamin D supplements were considered a breakthrough supplement that could prevent you from getting depression. Now we know that that isn’t entirely true. Sunshine is the cure. Mother nature knows how to cure us and one of mother nature’s best cures is the sun. Go out there and bask in it!
One of the biggest breakthroughs in health over recent years has been mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a very very simple concept. I love how simple it is. All mindfulness is is focusing on the present moment, on reality. Go for a walk in nature, sit down somewhere and meditate on what you see. This will calm your mind and cultivate inner peace.
I’ve put together both a beginners guide to mindfulness meditation, and a list of ways you can be mindful today. The former will teach you the actual practice of mindfulness. The latter will show you 25 little habits you can do to be more mindful. Both of these will help you a lot. So take a look at both links. And then come back here and continue reading this.
5: Eat those greens:
Mother nature really does know what she’s doing. That’s why crappy junk food like hamburgers – the unnatural foods— have been linked to depression, where nature’s food, fruit and vegetables, is linked with curing depression. I’m telling ya, trust nature and you will be cured of depression. Eat those green, drink water. Just ask yourself: is this food natural? If it is eat it. If it isn’t don’t. Simple!
It’s hilarious that something as simple as laughter can cure depression, but it DOES. Go grab yourself all the funniest movies ever, sit down and watch them and laugh your ass off.
Now I want you to take this seriously. I know the idea of using laughter to heal depression sounds… well it sounds silly. But it genuinely works. Back in 2009 I suffered extreme stress (okay, it’s not the same as depression, but it is similar). I was told by my doctor that I had had a heart attack. I was 27. The stress really affected me. And can you imagine how angry I was when, two weeks later, the doctor laughed and told me that I was fine and that there was nothing to worry about, that she had made a silly mistake? Anyway, thanks to my doctor I went through extreme stress. And in order to heal myself I turned to comedy. I watched every comedy I could get my hands on. I laughed my ass off. And it made me feel a lot better. And yes, this was during a time of extreme stress. Laughing works. Try it. And while you’re at it, I highly recommend that you read this guide to the importance of humor. It will really open your eyes.
Proper breathing helps your mind and body to relax and let’s face it, there’s isn’t an easier cure than breathing. Make sure you are breathing deeply and slowly and in a relaxed fashion. You can make it even more relaxing by meditating on your breathing, which essentially means focussing your mind 100% on your breathing and not on anything else.
Nature knows how to cure depression. The real treatments for depression are out in nature: in the sunshine, in green food, in your own breathing. Let’s put down the antidepressants and remember who the real doctor is: mother nature.
Now, if you really want to know how to breathe in a way that will heal depression, let me give you some advice. Practice two breathing techniques. In fact… I want you to do this right now. Okay? Because these techniques are very, very powerful. The first technique is called Nine Round Breathing. And I have a guide for you, a guide in which the Dalai Lama and I teach you Nine Round Breathing Technique. So definitely take a look at that.
And also take a look at Anapanasati Breathing Meditation. It’s a very special Buddhist meditation technique that will really help you.
So there you are. Seven excellent techniques to break out of depression naturally.
I would love to hear how you get on with these. Leave a comment.